Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘The Ice Storm Cometh’ (apologies to Eugene O’Neill)

They call it a ‘glitter storm’ in Newfoundland but here it’s just a dreaded ice storm! At first it was so pretty but we knew if it lasted too long it meant trouble and trouble we have… …first you hear the … Continue reading

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Solstice surprise

On the shortest day of the year we are given a reminder of just how Mother Nature really is in control of our lives. That most beautiful yet terrifying of weather phenomena, freezing rain, arrives. While everyone slips along icy … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela died today. This is a different kind of blog for me. First because the photos were not taken by me and secondly because I want to reflect on the passing of a giant and how humbled I was … Continue reading

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Contemplating Christmas

We are into the season of special events – whether religious or gift giving or family get-togethers…even those of us that find pleasure in some aspects of this time of year can’t help but also be dismayed at the excess … Continue reading

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